Ever since we first saw the teaser shots and design renderings of the new Ford GT, we immediately had a feeling that the Blue Oval has something very special up its sleeves this time. Unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show, the next-generation Ford GT arrived in concept form, with Ford confirming that the supercar is almost production ready, both inside and out. The Ford GT concept made the trip from the US to Europe for the Geneva Motor Show unchanged but the automaker revealed some information on their upcoming naturally aspirated supercar. For starters, it will be “one of the most exclusive Ford vehicles ever with limited volume sold around the world.” The company will make only 250 units a year.
During Ford’s press interaction at the Geneva Motor Show, Ford Performance boss Dave Pericak told the journalists that the new GT is going to cost about the same as a Lamborghini Aventador, which costs around $400,000. Another spokesperson confirmed that it would go on sale in the second half of 2016. Ford’s Head of Product Development Raj Nair added that Ford has set its sights on the likes of Ferrari, Lamborghini and McLaren with the new GT, which is powered by a twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 EcoBoost delivering over 600hp. It will interesting to see if the 2017 Ford GT manages to live up to the buzz it has created in the recent months.
[Via – Topgear]